State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Ill. city sets rules for food trucks beyond downtown

5/27/2015

  • Peoria Journal Star (Ill.)

The Peoria, Ill., City Council has passed an ordinance that lets food trucks operate outside downtown, with strict parameters. Trucks must be in legal parking spaces and be more than 300 feet away fro… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Minn. county has state's first mobile digital forensics lab

5/26/2015

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

For $5,000, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota outfitted an old ambulance to be the state's first mobile digital forensics lab. The lab will allow investigators to uncover electronic-data … Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Seattle to turn bar into park for Greenwood neighborhood

5/28/2015

  • KIRO-TV (Seattle)

Seattle is buying a bar in the Greenwood neighborhood and plans to turn the land into a park. The city is spending $1.7 million to acquire the land in a deal expected to close in July. Read More